I thought the Cardinals had a pretty bad system and then shot up the rankings recently. Couldn't remember when that happened.
It probably can't, but they also have to consider what their reality is going to be if they keep him. Their offense is poor right now, and while they
The Rangers just let Hamilton go this past winter, and Pujols left the Cards a year earlier. Both already had top-ranked systems.
Does anyone know what the system rankings were for the Cardinals and Rangers the year they let Pujols and Hamilton go?
If Swisher's shoulder is a long-term problem, I agree. Otherwise, I think his contract is a perfectly reasonable value. And he's a better hitter at